The vaporizer business is one of the most competitive industries out there, with a large number of brands constantly competing to attract new customers. As marijuana continues to become decriminalized across the states, the market is expected to expand even more and the result is the creation of top of the line products. Two of the strongest companies out there are currently Boundless and Pax. Consumers that are interested in buying the best vaporizer possible will probably want to know which company produces a superior unit and the distinctions between the devices. This article was written in mind for users on the fence between buying the Boundless Tera or the Pax 3.
Vapor Quality & Price Point
Both the Boundless Tera and the Pax 3 are considered high-end units, and most users purchasing in a price range above $200 are looking for the ultimate vape experience. The full retail value of the Boundless Tera is $219.00, while the Pax 3 is currently marked up and selling around $249.99. Since the Pax 3 is more expensive, many customers would naturally assume that it’s a superior product; however, after having tested both devices thoroughly, I would advise consumers that this is a false assumption and not to fall for marketing ploys.
The simple truth is the Boundless Tera is completely convection-based heating unit, while the Pax 3 boasts being one of the best conduction based units. Unfortunately, for the Pax 3, while it produces decent, tasty cloud, it is absolutely no match for exceptional cloud quality of the Boundless Tera. The easy explanation for this is that convection heating is known for providing the ultimate cloud quality, and that’s why it’s utilized in the most expensive products- desktop units. Therefore, in terms of vapor quality and price point, the Boundless Tera wins this round.
Build, Portability & Discreetness
The Pax 3 and the Boundless Tera couldn’t be more different when it comes to design. They both are portable units and easy to take on the go, but other than that are polar opposites. The Boundless Tera comes only in black, it is built like a beast and was created with sturdiness in mind, whereas the Pax 3 has an elegant, sleek look, comes in a variety of colors and is pocket sized. The Pax 3 also features a built in mouthpiece, while the Boundless Tera utilizes a swivel.
In terms of being highly concealable, the Pax 3 will obviously be the better choice for stealthier consumers and for those that want a choice of color. However, for those customers that are more interested in extra portability and long-term wear and tear, the Boundless Tera is stronger, less breakable and features removable batteries. Ultimately, this will be a matter of user preference.
Temperature Control & Oven Capacity
The Boundless Tera features a full digital, precision temperature control that allows users to instantly select any temperature from 140 to 428 degrees Fahrenheit. The Pax 3, on the other, uses four preset temperatures which are 360, 380, 400, and 420 degrees. It is possible to customize your session and choose a precise temperature but only if consumers install the Pax 3 mobile app. At the end of the day, both devices offer precision temperature control, so it’s a tie. Users should just be aware they will be using a phone app in conjunction with their vaporizer if they choose to purchase the Pax 3.
The oven capacity of the Boundless Tera is a maximum of about 0.3 grams of herb, but it is recommended to not over-pack, and using between 0.2 to 0.25 grams is preferable. The Pax 3 features two different ovens, a full pack oven, and a half-pack oven. The full pack oven can store up to 0.4 grams which means in terms of oven capacity, the Pax 3 wins. However, customers should also always consider oven efficiency when selecting a vaporizer. The Boundless 3 has superior oven efficiency due to its use of convection heating, and does a phenomenal job of conserving herb. Therefore, for users looking for long-term savings, the Boundless Tera must be recommended over the Pax 3.
Battery Life & Accessories
The Pax 3 uses a 3500 mAH battery and can easily provide up to 10 sessions per charge. It charges quickly too, and usually takes about only an hour and half to go from completely dead to fully charged. Additionally, the Pax 3 uses a magnetic charging dock which more techy consumers are bound to like. All in all, when customers consider the size of the device in relation to battery life, this vaporizer does a good job.
On the other hand, the Boundless Tera was built specifically for users on the go. This monster uses two LG 18650 2500 mAH removable and rechargeable batteries. It also allows for up to about 10 sessions like the Pax 3, and highlights a fast charge time. The removable battery aspect gives the Boundless Tera an edge over the Pax 3 for customers that are frequently on the move.
Making the Right Choice
Ultimately, choosing between the Pax 3 and the Boundless Tera will be a matter of user preference. The Pax 3 will be the ideal choice for consumers more concerned with discreetness, and that want a tech savy device which can be customized via mobile phone app. While serious vapor enthusiasts should choose the Boundless Tera, which is built like a beast, has the best possible vapor quality, and also features heavy duty batteries for travelers. Either of these units will make a nice addition to one’s vaporizer collection.